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Lady Pioneers soccer squad set
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The Warren County High School girls soccer team is coming off a 15-win season and back-to-back regional tournament berths, so the expectations going into 2012 are sky-high.Coach Todd Willmore had to decide Friday which girls would be the best to help the Lady Pioneers live up to their expectations when he held tryouts for the soccer team.Of the 45 girls who came out to Warren County High School soccer field, Willmore kept 34 girls to fill spots on his varsity and JV teams this season.Having to cut a few players wasn’t easy for Willmore.“The unfortunate thing is having to cut some people who weren’t bad soccer players,” said Willmore. “With the number of people who came out, it became a numbers game and we actually kept more than we originally planned.”Having several members of last year’s team coming back made some decisions much easier for Willmore.Ten seniors lead the roster of Lady Pioneers, including All-District 6-AAA players Ayla Anish, Lyndi Dodd, Joanna Paz, Lauren Roller, Madison Smartt and Kimberly Warden.Ashlyn Anish, Fran Duvall, Rayah Kirby and Annie Willmore round out the 10-player senior class which will be expected to continue to build on the success of the previous two seasons.Helping the seniors will be a seven-player junior class led by a pair of District 6-AAA players of the year. Morgan McCormick was named the District 6-AAA player of the year after leading the district in goals last season.